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Spanky's Clam Shack & Seaside Saloon

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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138 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02632
508 771 2770
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 162
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  • 54
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

Thoroughly enjoyed this place. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Casual and relaxed, no frills. Went specifically to eat fresh steamed lobster. Food was really good. Fresh food, at good prices. Value for money. You can sit inside or outside, and watch the happenings of the busy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Jaksal
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Hong kong
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

View of the dock is okay, not breathtaking. Waitress was pleasant but service was ridiculously slow, and we were there on a weekday after the lunch rush. What, did they send everyone home after 1pm? Food quality was okay, nothing to rave about. The bathroom was kinda filthy -- that always makes me wonder about the cleanliness of the kitchen.... More 

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Boston,Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were looking for an outside seafood dining location on a recent weekend getaway. Hotel recommended Spanky's because of its location on Hyannis Harbor. Location is great overlooking the harbor and the docked boats. Get a seat on the outdoor patio. Fried seafood was basic but tasty and the frozen margarita is a must.

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Hong kong
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed this place. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Casual and relaxed, no frills. Went specifically to eat fresh steamed lobster. Food was really good. Fresh food, at good prices. Value for money. You can sit inside or outside, and watch the happenings of the busy harbour in front. Prawn cocktail, 5 large prawns served with a sauce with... More 

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We've been here several times and the food is decent enough. There's often a long wait but that's due to the lack off other options close by. The prices are what you'd expect at a tourist trap and the service isn't much better.

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Spending the nite in Hyannis. Spanky's recommended by hotel. Seated immediately. Sat on the patio with waterfront view & gentle ocean breeze. Enjoyed local brews, clam chowdah, fried clams, broiled scallops, and lobster roll. Accommodated our request for veggies instead of starch. Friendly waitstaff. Definitely would come again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

excellent seafood restaurant. good efficient service You can eat inside or out overlooking Hyannis Harbour

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Spanky's never disappoints. We love their lobster salad for dinner and their clam chowder. It gets a bit noisy inside but the atmosphere is fun and welcoming!

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Assonet, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beer cold, food outstanding, service great. Oysters, shrimp and littlenecks a must. Grab an outdoor seat near the harbor walkway. Good location for people watching.

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North Carolina
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Visited this spot with friends, seafood lovers all. The perfect harbor side atmosphere where you can dine out or in. If inside, request view seating. From here you can see the Hy Line ferry coming and going to Nantucket and enjoy the local scene. Spanky's has a great menu with oysters served various ways, PEI mussels, cod, etc. The chowder... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Best place for typical Cape fare. I was solo and welcomed at the bar and really enjoyed great fried clams

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 138 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02632
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Hyannis
  • Phone Number: 508 771 2770

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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